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Mr Blackbird by christopher363

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Male blackbird (Turdus merula) in the back garden, on a blossoming twig of apple; Old Aberdeen

The black bird is a common European bird belonging to the thrushes; its song is very characteristic and beautiful; when I come back from a journey overseas (from another continent) their song indicates “home” for me.

Featured in “Nature’s Wonders” 27/02/2010

Featured in “High Quality Animal Images – 1/Week” 20/03/2011

featured in “FEATURED MEN PHOTOGRAPHERS” 15/03/2012"


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    BLACK-CROWNover 4 years ago


  • Thank you a lot for your lovely comment

    – christopher363

  • headygirl
    headygirlover 4 years ago

    great shot, awesome composition

  • Dear Headygirl, nice to see you again.Thank you very much for the nice compliment. Those are very common in Northern and Central Europe and their song means home to me. It is very melodic and relaxing. Do you have them in America?

    – christopher363

  • Sandy Stewart
    Sandy Stewartover 4 years ago

    Lovely shot!!! : )

  • Dear Sandy, thanks a lot for the nice compliment!

    – christopher363

  • Rainy
    Rainyover 4 years ago

    Congratulations! Your artwork has been featured in the Nature’s Wonders group.!!

  • What a lovely artwork this is in itself – I feel very honoured to receive this. Thanks a lot for the feature.

    – christopher363

  • RavenSoul
    RavenSoulover 4 years ago

    Wonderful Catch!

  • Hello Yvonne, had a look thorugh your images and there are some really great works of art. Thank you very much for you kind compliment.

    – christopher363

  • Moonlake
    Moonlakeover 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture

  • Dear Moonlake, thank you a lot for the nice compliment. You have some great greeting cards and a wonderful owl shot on you RB webpage.

    – christopher363

  • laurieirene
    laurieireneover 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture – the flowers are a great balance.

  • Dear Laurie, thank you very much for your kind compliment.

    – christopher363

  • TwistedHearts
    TwistedHeartsover 4 years ago

    I love the contrast between the blackbird and the flowers. It is a beautiful contrast that brings out the best of both worlds! The bird looks like he’s smiling, and a story is told with this image. Fantastic! :)

  • Thank you so much for your lovely comment! Also a lot of thanks for adding this and other pictures to your favourites, this makes me smile, too :-)

    – christopher363

  • byronbackyard
    byronbackyardover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous shot, lovely background and contrasts!

  • Thank you a lot for your lovely comment and for adding “Mr Blackbird” to your favourites.

    – christopher363

  • buttonpresser
    buttonpresserover 4 years ago

    Best Blackbird picture I’ve seen. Love the contrast with the Apple Blossom.


  • Thank you very much for your lovely compliment – I am very happy you appreciate it!

    – christopher363

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